Follow up revealed his heart valve would need to be repaired. In order to do this, Lou needed open heart surgery, which included being placed on a bypass machine. Cardiac surgery was performed at Rochester General on February 20th.
Louie can expect to be out of work for at least another 12 weeks while his breastbone and heart heal. Lou’s friends know he will attempt to get back to work and on the ambulance ASAP!
Lou became a registered nurse in 1999 and NYS paramedic in 2004. For 19 years Louie has been helping others in his community. It’s been his passion. He has worked in the Emergency Department, ICU, on the ambulance, and even up in helicopters.
In addition to this major operation, Jon and Lou announced to their family & friends that they became engaged, after being together for almost 15 years! They have planned a September 2018 wedding ceremony.
Jon and Lou appreciate any help that can be offered. Donations will help with day to day bills and medical costs incurred throughout this ordeal. Please share this link on your Facebook Timeline!
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